"Threat of attack": foreign media about the crisis around Kaliningrad


Foreign media continue to discuss the blockade actually imposed by Lithuania on the Kaliningrad region, which, according to various estimates, has lost up to half of the range of goods needed by the region, previously transported by land.


Портал Defense News notes that currently the only way to the territory of the region is by sea through international waters. Russia also said that Lithuania would face "serious" consequences due to its actions.

Since Lithuania is a member of NATO, any direct military action will trigger the application of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, and the alliance will be at war with Russia. In his State of the Union address, US President Joe Biden pledged to defend "every inch" of NATO territory. In March, the US strengthened its presence in Lithuania, bringing the number of soldiers stationed in the country to about XNUMX.

the site says.

The British also responded to the crisis. The Guardian, which claims that the EU is very concerned about the current situation. In his article under the heading "Why was Kaliningrad at the center of the dispute between Russia and Lithuania?" (Why is Kaliningrad at the center of a row between Russia and Lithuania?), the newspaper notes a number of potential threats that this conflict poses.

One of the biggest fears remains the threat of a Russian attack on the so-called Suwalki Pass, the 50-mile strip of the Polish-Lithuanian border that lies between Kaliningrad in the west and Kremlin-friendly Belarus in the east. This could cut off Lithuania and Latvia from Poland and the rest of the EU to the south

- the article says.

Nevertheless, it expressed the opinion that, excluding the military scenario, Moscow does not have strong levers of pressure on Lithuania.

British newspaper Financial Times pointed to the fact that, even though Lithuania does not have a large Russian-speaking population, officials in Vilnius are well aware of the dangers of being close to Kaliningrad, but show significant intransigence.

Thus, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said that there is a difference between the threatening nature of Russian rhetoric and the real actions of Moscow.

In this case, I think that all these intimidations have more propaganda value.

- he said.

The Russian Baltic Fleet and Iskander ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons are based in Kaliningrad.
  • Photos used: Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 22 June 2022 15: 47
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    Foreign media continue to discuss the blockade actually imposed by Lithuania on the Kaliningrad region, which, according to various estimates, has lost up to half of the range of goods needed by the region, previously transported by land.

    Close "all gas" to Europe. In the future, if a "vigorous" war does not start, draw up a table of barter, that is, without any money, gas - for goods.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 22 June 2022 16: 01
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    Something I strongly doubt that someone in NATO will really start to fight with the Russian Federation because of Lithuania ... They are afraid to get involved with North Korea, they fled from Afghanistan ... and the Russian Federation has only 30000 tactical nuclear weapons and throwing show-offs is one thing, but it’s another matter to expose your head to the nuclear warheads of the Russian Federation ... Of course, the impudence of the sprats, for the time being, will have to be patient, but how will we deal with Bandera, they are next in line for the reduction of brains ... and they will have to be adjusted with tanks, or something else, we'll see .
    1. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
      NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 22 June 2022 19: 04
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      Quote: Sapsan136
      Something I strongly doubt that someone in NATO will really start to fight with the Russian Federation because of Lithuania ... They are afraid to get involved with North Korea, they fled from Afghanistan ... and the Russian Federation has only 30000 tactical nuclear weapons and throwing show-offs is one thing, but it’s another matter to expose your head to the nuclear warheads of the Russian Federation ... Of course, the impudence of the sprats, for the time being, will have to be patient, but how will we deal with Bandera, they are next in line for the reduction of brains ... and they will have to be adjusted with tanks, or something else, we'll see .

      There will be no such thing. The NATO charter in this case will work if Russia starts a war against Lithuania in order to secure Kaliningrad.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Alexander) 23 June 2022 08: 18
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        So let's see who and how will comply with the NATO charter and whether it will be at all. I remember that NATO countries sent not many soldiers to Afghanistan and fled from Afghanistan before the United States ...
        1. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
          NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 23 June 2022 11: 11
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          Quote: Sapsan136
          So let's see who and how will comply with the NATO charter and whether it will be at all. I remember that NATO countries sent not many soldiers to Afghanistan and fled from Afghanistan before the United States ...

          And if the NATO charter doesn't work and Russia gets away with it, do you know what will happen? NATO itself will fall apart and everyone will understand that all these treaties and charters are fiction. Therefore, NATO will not be able not to react if it wants to continue to exist. Well, Afghanistan is a completely different country, where nothing obliges you to anything, just as the NATO members did not have any special interests there. They had nothing to fight and die for.
          1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
            Sapsan136 (Alexander) 23 June 2022 14: 37
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            Watch at your leisure a movie called (Occupation), it is filmed in the west. It is about how the Russian Federation attacks Norway (a NATO member) and NATO merges the Russian Federation into Norway without firing a shot ... Greece and Turkey, in fact, are at war and both NATO members ... And in Yugoslavia they had something to die for ? There is no oil there either, this is not Iraq or Libya. NATO is an empire in which the United States is the mother country, and the United States is even afraid to get involved in North Korea, because Comrade Kim is such a cheerful guy that he can really wipe out a significant part of the States from the face of the Earth ... and for no Lithuania, the United States with his own skin they won’t take risks ... At the same time, watch the movie (Red Dawn), this is a terrible dream for the United States ...
            1. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
              NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 23 June 2022 17: 48
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              Quote: Sapsan136
              Watch at your leisure a movie called (Occupation), it is filmed in the west. It is about how the Russian Federation attacks Norway (a NATO member) and NATO merges the Russian Federation into Norway without firing a shot ... Greece and Turkey, in fact, are at war and both NATO members ... And in Yugoslavia they had something to die for ? There is no oil there either, this is not Iraq or Libya. NATO is an empire in which the United States is the mother country, and the United States is even afraid to get involved in North Korea, because Comrade Kim is such a cheerful guy that he can really wipe out a significant part of the States from the face of the Earth ... and for no Lithuania, the United States with his own skin they won’t take risks ... At the same time, watch the movie (Red Dawn), this is a terrible dream for the United States ...

              NATO comes out, this is a fake horror story for the naive. With this approach, his days are numbered. And in the event of a real serious mess, it will fall like a house of cards) And Uncle Sam will sit out across the ocean, watching the collapse of a colossus on cardboard legs, which played a scarecrow doll)
              1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
                Vox Populi (vox populi) 23 June 2022 18: 03
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                Indeed, why did we fear NATO and protest against its expansion? Just had to watch the recommended movies...winked
              2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
                Sapsan136 (Alexander) 23 June 2022 20: 41
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                You see, NATO is like a gopnik, cool only with those who cannot punch in the face. NATO expansion is dangerous in combination with traitors in the Kremlin who merge the interests of the Russian Federation in one form or another. There was already material about officials from some city near Moscow who are tearing their ass for Bandera ... Many people have a question - Why are such people still without official support, in places not so remote? These are in power, in combination with NATO, this is serious, but individually, zilch ...
  3. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 24 June 2022 12: 15
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    Perhaps this is how civilizations perish? One small, and not at all proud and stupid bird flew to the Sun. All burned...